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18 Beaches to explore in Florida

Florida

Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne. This park includes the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami. it was ranked as having the 8th best beach in the country.

Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island State ParkCaladesi Island State Park, Florida, USA

A three-mile nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession stand, and a beach is what you will encounter in Caladesi Island State Park. The Caladesi Island beach was listed as the best beach in United States by Dr. Beach in 2008.

Cape Florida Lighthouse
Cape Florida LighthouseCape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA

Standing tall and majestically along the south end of the Key Biscayne shoreline, the Cape Florida lighthouse is a staggering sight. It’s a beautiful piece of history and it’s a treasure that has withstood more than its share of wear and tear over the decades. The lighthouse was put back into use in 1978 by the U.S. Coast Guard to mark the Florida Channel, the deepest natural channel into Biscayne Bay. They decommissioned it in 1990.

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA

The park, opened in 1953, was originally the first beach open to African Americans in Broward County.

Dry Tortugas National Park

The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs, and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress.

Ft Pierce Inlet State Park
Ft Pierce Inlet State Park905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.

Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

The park is 385 acres (1.6 km2) in land area with 2,400 acres (10 km2) submerged and 4 miles (6 km) of beach. Consistently receiving more than one million visitors each year, it is the most-visited state park in Florida.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA

Among the wildlife of the park are the gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, butterflies, and turtles. Visitors also can see gray squirrels, marsh rabbits, and opossums, as well as more than 200 species of wading birds, hawks, and ducks. Recreational activities include canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming, Segway tours and group camping. Visitors can also enjoy inline skating, hiking, picnicing, and wildlife viewing.

Hutchinson Island
Hutchinson IslandHutchinson Island, Florida, USA

Known for beautiful beaches, nature preserves and parks. The two islands are separated by the Fort Pierce Inlet and are known as North Hutchinson Island and South Hutchinson Island. North Hutchinson Island is divided into two counties - Indian River County and St. Lucie County.

Miami Seaquarium
Miami SeaquariumFlorida 33149, USA

The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key of Miami Dade county. it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States. In addition to marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees. The park offers daily presentations and hosts overnight camps, events for boy scouts, and group programs.

New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna BeachNew Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

The surrounding area of New Smyrna Beach offers a range of outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, sailing, motorboating, golfing, and hiking. Surfer magazine ranked it ninth on the list of "best surf towns."

Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State ParkOleta River State Park, Florida, USA

This is one of the state parks in Biscayne bay. It contains one of the largest concentrations of Casuarina trees (Australian 'pine'), an invasive species in the state park system. The mouthh of the Oleta river is the centreal feature of this park.

Playalinda Beach
Playalinda BeachPLAYALINDA Beach, Florida, USA

Many locals consider Playalinda to be a popular spot for locals. In Brevard County, public nudity is prohibited by ordinance. As Playalinda Beach is within Brevard County, the nudity ordinance is enforced by county and state law enforcement officers as well as federal park rangers.

Smathers Beach
Smathers Beach2601 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Largest public beach in Key West. The beach is lined with coconut trees, and is approximately a half mile long.

South Beach
South BeachSouth Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

It is also nicknamed as SoBe. located due east of Miami city proper between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The area encompasses Miami Beach south of Dade Boulevard. Daily a lot of people visits this place and is one of the popular tourist centres in this county.

Stump Pass Beach State Park
Stump Pass Beach State Park900 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223, USA

Stump Pass Beach State Park opened to the public in 1971 with no services. Picnic pavilions, a boardwalk, outdoor showers, and restrooms were added to the park in 2000.

Virginia Key Beach Park

Virginia Key is an 863-acre barrier island in Miami, Florida. The island is mainly occupied by the Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami Seaquarium, Miami-Dade's Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Worlds Most Famous Beach Daytona Beach
Worlds Most Famous Beach Daytona BeachWorlds Most Famous Beach Daytona Beach, 838 E International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, USA

Florida's Daytona Beach is historically known for its hard-packed sand beach, where motorized vehicles are allowed in some areas.

Map of Beaches to explore in Florida